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bearpaw
05-07-2006, 04:37 PM
I keep reading about the wine pairings at Victoria and Albert's, but we'd prefer a cocktail with dinner. Is that possible?

wildernesslodgelover
05-07-2006, 04:55 PM
I have not dined there, but I am with ya on the martini with dinner! I prefer mine dirty, and with a blue cheese stuffed olive! :thumbsup2 I believe what I have read is that you can get anything you want, the waiter gets it from Mizner's Lounge or maybe it was Citrico's bar, which is right next door.

BCV23
05-07-2006, 05:26 PM
You can certainly have that if you wish.

My husband usually starts our dinners there with a martini. He likes a Bombay martini with olives and as cold as they can get it. He's always been very happy. :teeth: I'm pretty sure they use those little stainless steel servers.

And then we usually do the wine pairings with dinner. We do not drive afterwards!!! ;)

wildernesslodgelover
05-07-2006, 06:33 PM
Oh, BCV...that sounds like heaven! lthough I am a vodka martini gal...shhhh, don't tell your DH...most gin drinkers shun the vodka swillers!

Just curious...does he order his martinis "as cold as you can get it?" I agree that a very chilled martini is the BEST but I am afraid if I tell them "well chilled" I will get something watered down from being left on the ice too long.

BCV23
05-07-2006, 07:04 PM
Oh, BCV...that sounds like heaven! lthough I am a vodka martini gal...shhhh, don't tell your DH...most gin drinkers shun the vodka swillers!

Just curious...does he order his martinis "as cold as you can get it?" I agree that a very chilled martini is the BEST but I am afraid if I tell them "well chilled" I will get something watered down from being left on the ice too long.

Yes, he usually says exactly as cold as you can get it, make it or something like that. He sometimes adds words to the effect if you can skate across it... :lmao: It comes so cold that it shimmers. And I'm sure it is not watered down or he would not be happy. V&A does all things so well. :love:

Cheshire Figment
05-07-2006, 08:39 PM
They have, of course, the capabilities of a full bar. If there is something they do not have they can get it quickly from Mizners.

wildernesslodgelover
05-07-2006, 09:10 PM
Thanks BCV! I like that.."so you can skate on it!" LOL! I really hate a lukewarm or room temp martini...ick! I am just wondering about other places of less caliber...if I would get a watered down martini. I KNOW V&As will do it right! Guess I will have to try it myself!

Cheshire...are you saying there is a service bar inside of V&As?

Cheshire Figment
05-08-2006, 08:12 AM
No, it is backstage.

wildernesslodgelover
05-08-2006, 08:22 AM
Backstage? I mean...is there a bar that is set up somewhere inside V&A's that only makes drinks for V&A? I am always intrigued by the inner workings of finer establishments. I was under the impression that ALL drinks besides besides wines came from Mizner's Lounge, but I have no idea what *gave me* that impression.

bearpaw
05-08-2006, 06:21 PM
Thanks for the answer. I knew I could count on someone here to reply. These boards are great. We're heading to Disney from Wisconsin just after Thanksgiving and I have my ADR's already to call in! Thanks again.